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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||PA-28 Cherokee/Archer II/Dakota/Pillan/Warrior|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing : roll|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : private
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 34|
flight time total : 283
flight time type : 33
|Anomaly||ground encounters : gear up landing|
non adherence : published procedure
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
After practicing a steep spiral, several chandells and lazy-eights for commercial rating training, I went back to the airport and performed several (4 or 5) precision short approachs in the pattern. I had to make an extended downwind for 2 incoming planes on final. After turning behind the last plane and becoming established on final approach, I began following the GS in, for practice. (Runway 11, ZZZ). My concern with sticking to the GS and having done all my instrument training in a fixed gear aircraft apparently distraction me from doing a proper landing checklist, which included putting the gear down. Perhaps a foot off the runway, I realized the gear was still up, but it was too late, even though I applied go around power. The aircraft then contacted the runway and a smooth glide on the surface was made, until it stopped moving. I immediately shut off the fuel in case of fire. Seeing no fire, I contacted the tower and emergency vehicles were dispatched. I was not injured (except for feeling foolish) and no fire resulted. Since the landing was very smooth, no structural damage was apparent to the plane. The engine will have to be rebuilt because of the propeller striking the runway, of course.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A PA28R PLT LANDS GEAR UP.
Narrative: AFTER PRACTICING A STEEP SPIRAL, SEVERAL CHANDELLS AND LAZY-EIGHTS FOR COMMERCIAL RATING TRAINING, I WENT BACK TO THE ARPT AND PERFORMED SEVERAL (4 OR 5) PRECISION SHORT APCHS IN THE PATTERN. I HAD TO MAKE AN EXTENDED DOWNWIND FOR 2 INCOMING PLANES ON FINAL. AFTER TURNING BEHIND THE LAST PLANE AND BECOMING ESTABLISHED ON FINAL APCH, I BEGAN FOLLOWING THE GS IN, FOR PRACTICE. (RWY 11, ZZZ). MY CONCERN WITH STICKING TO THE GS AND HAVING DONE ALL MY INST TRAINING IN A FIXED GEAR ACFT APPARENTLY DISTR ME FROM DOING A PROPER LNDG CHKLIST, WHICH INCLUDED PUTTING THE GEAR DOWN. PERHAPS A FOOT OFF THE RWY, I REALIZED THE GEAR WAS STILL UP, BUT IT WAS TOO LATE, EVEN THOUGH I APPLIED GAR PWR. THE ACFT THEN CONTACTED THE RWY AND A SMOOTH GLIDE ON THE SURFACE WAS MADE, UNTIL IT STOPPED MOVING. I IMMEDIATELY SHUT OFF THE FUEL IN CASE OF FIRE. SEEING NO FIRE, I CONTACTED THE TWR AND EMER VEHICLES WERE DISPATCHED. I WAS NOT INJURED (EXCEPT FOR FEELING FOOLISH) AND NO FIRE RESULTED. SINCE THE LNDG WAS VERY SMOOTH, NO STRUCTURAL DAMAGE WAS APPARENT TO THE PLANE. THE ENG WILL HAVE TO BE REBUILT BECAUSE OF THE PROP STRIKING THE RWY, OF COURSE.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.